Blue Heron Days

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About the Festival

The first Lino Lakes Blue Heron Days Festival was held in 2004. Blue Heron Days was so named because Lino Lakes has the second largest Blue Heron rookery in the state. The Blue Heron has been the city logo for many years, symbolizing the area's beauty and natural amenities.

A highlight of the festival is a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday on Lake Drive, starting at Target and ending just short of Main Street. The parade has become more popular each year, with celebrity grand marshals and guest emcees, floats, local organizations and businesses, and the Lino Lakes Ambassadors riding on the city float. Other popular events include the street dance on Friday and Saturday night at Millers on Main, Quad Chamber Business Expo, American Legion Family Picnic, YMCA Splash and Dash, Lions Petting Zoo, Centennial Fire Open House, Blue Out 5K Fun Run and much more! The coronation is held on Sunday of that weekend to crown the next year’s Miss Lino Lakes Ambassadors. Each year something new and different brings families out to enjoy the festivities.

Watch this site for the latest information on events, applications to participate in events, volunteer opportunities and ways to sponsor this community festival.

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Schedule of Events

Friday, August 14, 2015

8 p.m. Tavern on Main Street Dance
Dusk Movie in the Park – “UP” at Lino Park


Saturday, August 15, 2015

Lino Park Events

10 am – 4 pm Magic Bounce Inflatables
Noon – 4 pm Quad Chamber of Commerce
“Commerce & Crafts” Business Expo
1 – 4 pm  Petting Zoo
1 – 4 pm Lino Lakes Parks and Recreation Kiddie Carnival
3 – 4 pm Free Comfort Yoga

Other Events

8 am  Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Run (Lino Lakes City Offices – 600 Town Center Parkway)
9 am  Daisy Dash – kids fun run (Lino Lakes City Offices – 600 Town Center Parkway)
9 am – 1 pm CERT Team Blood Drive at F & M Bank (7641 Lake Drive)
9:30 am Kids Splash & Dash Duathlon at Lino Lakes Y (7690 Village Drive)
10 am – 7 pm American Legion Family Picnic
11 am  Parade on Lake Drive
8 pm Tavern on Main Street Dance


Sunday, August 16, 2015

11 am – 5 pm Waldoch Farm Garden Tour/Corn Feed
(8174 Lake Drive)
4:30 pm Lino Lakes Ambassador Coronation
Centennial Middle School, 399 Elm Street

*Please note that information is subject to change.